A week or so ago I decided that I would take a wee trip on Wednesday to Glasgow to see a friend for a few days. That involved an 0500 start. Why is it that for the previous two mornings I had been up well before 0600 but on the morning that I had to get up I didn't really want to? That's a rhetorical question (complete with ?) but it is always thus. Mind you the second I'm up I'm good and raring to go. I decided that I would go on deck for the leaving of the ferry, MV Loch Seaforth, from Stornoway's No 3 Pier. It was a cold but pleasant morning.
A few people have suggested that they would like to see more of the Island upon which I live so this summer I shall try and do more posts of the Islands. This is a start showing the town of Stornoway as we sail out of the harbour.
|A few of the landmarks|
|MV Isle of Lewis berthed at No 1 Pier|
We have three ferries here at the moment. I'l post about why on another occasion.
|Part of the South Beach Quay with the Lews Castle Grounds as a backdrop.|
No 2 Pier is used for the fuel delivery ships and 40 years ago was covered, in season, with barrels being filled with salt herring.
|The long-closed Caledonian Hotel where, back in the 70s, friends and I gathered on a Friday evening. |
The first night I ever stayed on the Island was spent in the bedroom with the window second from the left on the top floor.
|The old Harbour Master's Watchroom. The door behind the white van also led decades ago to the chair of John the Barber.|
|MV Isle of Lewis with the recently renovated and restored Lews Castle.|
|Lews Castle. At the top right of the picture can be seen the top of the Stornoway War Memorial|